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Liao Yongyuan, Vice Chairman of PetroChina, attends a conference in Beijing, May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer


BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court has jailed Liao Yongyuan, the former general manager of China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), for 15 years for graft, a local court said on Thursday.

CNPC is the parent company of state oil major PetroChina.

It was not immediately possible to contact Liao or his lawyer.

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)